A motorcyclist is dead following a three-vehicle crash southeast of Delaware early Tuesday morning.

Middlesex OPP responded to the collision around 6:45 a.m. on Carriage Road at Littlewoods Road. Middlesex Centre fire and paramedics were also on scene.

Police say the traffic investigation team is still trying to determine what happened, but the driver of a motorcycle succumbed to his injuries.

Three people in the other vehicles involved were treated by EMS and released at the scene.

Carriage Road at Littlewoods Road was closed for several hours for the police investigation, but reopened around 11:15 a.m.

The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Death marks fifth crash, fourth fatal in two weeks

Western Region OPP is reminding drivers on both two wheels and four to pay more attention after this fourth fatality.

Motorcycles have been involved in collisions on five separate occasions since July 4th, including Tuesday’s death. A fifth rider was left in critical condition.

And while two collisions were attributed to errors by the motorcyclist, three were errors on the part of the other driver.

Still the motorcycle rider is at far greater risk of serious injury or death.

Provincial police are asking drivers to check their mirrors and blind spots frequently and be on the lookout for motorcycles.

Motorcycle riders are reminded to drive safely and defensively, and never assume other drivers are aware of them.